Governor of Ekiti State and the chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Dr. Fayemi has been rejected entry into the United States of America (USA).
He was denied visa.
It was reported that when the Chairman of Nigeria Governor Forum, was informed of the news on Wednesday, he, in full blown anger dashed out to the Embassy.
He demanded for the reason he was rejected. He was told to contact the appropriate offices to further details.
Dr. Fayemi was not please. Enraged, the Ekiti Governor tore the USA visa rejection documents and threw it at the Embassy officials.
With this development, the previously scheduled trip to the USA with the Governors Forum in the company of Businessman Aliko Dangote to meet with Bill and
Melinda Gates was cancelled.
The Governor Forum in affect issued a circular to all Governors indicating the cancellation of the trip
Already, an advance team comprising of aides, protocol officers and others had taken off to USA to prepare grounds for their respective principals. The
advance was recalled back to Nigeria.
Interestingly, it was gathered that the reason for the USA rejection of Fayemi had to do with the gubernatorial elections of Ekiti State.
The USA government believes the election was conducted under shady circumstances.
It was indicated that the USA government believes the election was rigged.
It should be recalled that in July, this year, USA government also denied the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai entry visa.
El-rufai, who was billed to attend a two day security summit of the Northern Governors in Canada, had wanted to have a stopover in USA but was denied visa.
It was gathered that the action of the United States government is sequel to some threat issued by Governor El-Rufai before the 2019 General Elections over
The governor had threatened foreign election observers of leaving Nigeria in body bags if they try to scuttle the chances of the government at the center
during the elections.